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Jun 2, 2010

California may bar city bankruptcies

CNN

A bill that clamps down on municipal bankruptcy filings is headed for Gov. Schwarzenegger's desk, which is bad news for Los Angeles and other cash-strapped California cities.

Jun 2, 2010

Retired LAPD officer puts her spin on AIDS/LifeCycle

Torrance Daily Breeze

The retired LAPD lieutenant will send updates from the road, as she travels 566 miles over seven days from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Jun 2, 2010

LAPD veteran retires with daughter as his partner

CBS-2

You could say Los Angeles Police Sgt. Patrick Shannon took the "take your daughter to work day" very seriously.

Jun 2, 2010

State senate passes red light camera reform bill

Oakland Tribune

The state Senate gave its blessing Tuesday to a bill that would establish statewide standards for the installation and operation of traffic enforcement cameras.

Jun 2, 2010

Cyclists, LAPD - even Chief Beck - meet to discuss use of force caught on video

LAist

If there was any theme to last night's large meeting between cyclists and the LAPD, it was that there is a growing distrust of the police force.

Jun 1, 2010

Municipal bankruptcy bill heading to Schwarzenegger

Sacramento Bee

California's cities are feeling the financial pinch as property and sales tax revenues stagnate or decline and as the spending commitments they made during the now-deflated housing boom, especially bigger payrolls, haunt them.

Jun 1, 2010

Justice Department 'totally unprepared' for WMD attack, report finds

LA Times

The department and most of its law enforcement components are not ready to ensure public safety in the aftermath of an attack on the U.S. using weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general reports.

Jun 1, 2010

L.A. County boycott of Arizona approved by divided Board of Supervisors

LA Times blog

After heated debate, Los Angeles County supervisors voted 3 to 2 today to boycott Arizona in response to the passage of its controversial illegal immigration law.

Jun 1, 2010

State Senate passes grand jury measure for Trutanich

LA Times blog

State lawmakers moved Tuesday to vastly expand the powers of the Los Angeles city attorney by supporting a measure that would give him his own grand jury.

Jun 1, 2010

Groups vow to scrutinize enforcement of Ariz. Law

USA Today

When Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect next month, every immigration check performed by the state's 16,000 officers will be under a microscope.

Jun 1, 2010

Assembly passes ban on carrying unloaded handguns in public

Sacramento Bee

Legislation to outlaw the carrying of unloaded handguns in public was passed Tuesday by the Assembly.

May 30, 2010

Bomb squad customizes a 39,000-pound drone vehicle

LA Times

The LAPD's Batcat allows officers to remotely defuse and remove large bombs without putting lives at risk.

May 30, 2010

More state parolees getting less supervision

San Diego Union-Tribune

Lighter caseloads pushed in overburdened system.

May 29, 2010

Transient pleads guilty to murder in Lily Burk case

LA Times

Charlie Samuel is sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing the 17-year-old, whose body was found in July inside her car in a downtown Los Angeles parking lot.

May 29, 2010

LAPD to investigate scuffle between officers and BP protestors

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a scuffle between police officers and some bicycle riders participating in a protest Friday night, officials said.

May 28, 2010

Detecting a crime before it happens

LA Times

If Bob Burns is correct, terrorists may betray themselves someday by jiggling on a Nintendo Wii balance board, blinking too fast, curling a lip like Elvis — or doing nothing at all.

May 28, 2010

Slain officer 'was just a good man'

Chicago Sun-Times

Colleagues, friends turn out in force for slain officer.

May 28, 2010

A festival of Scots, kilts

Newport Beach Daily Pilot

Costa Mesa's annual ScotsFest celebrates Scottish and Celtic heritage with music, dance this weekend.

May 28, 2010

Will the AZ immigration law make the job of police harder?

Pajamas Media

A group of police chiefs — including L.A.'s Charlie Beck — say that illegal aliens will be more reluctant to help fight crime out of fear of law enforcement.

May 28, 2010

Batts "very concerned" about possibly losing officers

Oakland Tribune

[Oakland, CA] Police Chief Anthony Batts said Thursday he is "very concerned" about the possibility of losing a significant number of police officers in a department he said is already overworked.

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